Patrick Low

Director, Asia Global Fellows Program, Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong

 

Patrick Low is Director of the Asia Global Fellows Program at the Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong.  He is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics and teaches on the MBA Program. Prior to that he was the Vice President of Research at the Fung Global Institute. He served as Chief Economist at the World Trade Organization from 1997 to 2013. He was an Adjunct Professor Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies from 2004 to 2013. He worked in the research complex at the World Bank from 1990 to 1994, and prior to that taught at the Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City from 1988 to 1990.  He worked at the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Secretariat from 1980 to 1987.  Low holds a BA and PhD in Economics. He has written widely on a range of trade policy and related issues.

 

Opinion

1 December 2017
E-commerce is rapidly becoming a more ubiquitous medium for commerce, bringing with it significant benefits. Like any other form of exchange in modern economies, regulation designed through negotiation is necessary to manage complexity. As the WTO’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference fast approaches,...
23 February 2016
The single most significant unifying theme in all G20 deliberations since the Los Cabos summit in 2012, when Global Value Chains (GVCs) were first singled out for attention, is the need for GVCs to foster inclusiveness and contribute to a viable development path. All subsequent G20 summits, along...

Bridges news

11 December 2017
Por que os serviços têm ocupado uma posição relativamente marginal nas negociações de comércio internacional? O autor discute essa questão e delineia para a Ministerial um cenário sem “grandes resultados” nos eixos principais da agenda de serviços.
11 December 2017
¿Por qué los servicios han ocupado una posición marginal en las negociaciones de comercio internacional? El autor discute esta cuestión y delinea para la Ministerial un escenario sin “grandes resultados” en los ejes principales de la agenda en servicios.
7 March 2017
Este artigo discute como as transformações nos fluxos de serviços desafiam o repertório atual de regras sobre comércio e investimento. Partindo de uma análise sobre as principais dinâmicas envolvidas nesse desafio, o autor faz recomendações para que o potencial do setor de serviços de contribuir para o desenvolvimento seja aproveitado.
22 December 2016
La tecnología, la “servicificación” creciente de la producción y la dependencia del comercio, acompañados del crecimiento de los ingresos asociados con el desarrollo económico y una productividad mejorada se han combinado para convertir a los servicios en una parte aún más grande de la actividad...